April 2016: Impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of April 2016.
1. Panama Papers 2. Secretary Kerry Visits Japan 3. Cease-Fire in Yemen 4. Syrian Parliamentary Elections 5. Volodymyr Groysman Elected Ukrainian Prime Minister 6. Pope Francis Visits Refugees 7. Impeachment of Dilma Rouseff 8.Obama Sends Troops to Syria 9. Saudi Economic Development Plan 10. Airstrike on Syrian Hospital
- Impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff
- On Sunday, April 17, Brazilian legislators voted to begin the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the nation's first female president. Rousseff's presidency has been marked by a lagging economy and a corruption scandal. To remove Ms. Rousseff from office requires a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate.
- Photo source: Associated Press